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Armondo Pavone
Renton, WA 98057

As chief executive officer of the city, the mayor is in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. The mayor is responsible for general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interest, ensuring all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced; that law and order is maintained in the city. The mayor also serves on various regional commissions, councils, committees and boards; and meets with local and regional government officials to represent the city’s interest in conferences, discussions and negotiations.


Mayor Armondo PavoneIt is my honor and privilege to serve Renton as mayor.

We all want Renton to be safe and healthy and have a welcoming atmosphere where people choose to live. I am committed to leading us in that endeavor. Together, we have an amazing opportunity to have a hand in Renton’s evolution from a drive-through city to a “drive-to” city.

I first ran for city council in 2013 and for mayor in 2019 to build on the great work accomplished in the decade prior, and to continue to give back to a community that has given so much to me and my family. As a lifelong Rentonite, this community is where I live, work, and raise my family. The choices that move us all forward impact my own family as much as each of yours.

Our future lies in building an inclusive, informed city with opportunities for all. Renton is one of the most diverse communities in our region, and our diversity and experience lie our strengths. A trusted, effective, and relevant government is built on strong relationships, working to ensure that each voice is heard and respected.

To accomplish our vision of creating a center of opportunity where families and businesses thrive, we need to tackle the issues we will face in the near future. We must create a city where everyone has a safe place to call home.

Over the past four years, I have been intently focused on public safety, affordable housing, and promoting a vibrant economy to accomplish this. Together with council and our Public Works department, we are aggressively working to alleviate traffic congestion on city streets, to modernize and secure our infrastructure as we continue to grow as a hub of industry and vitality in the Puget Sound Region.

I want each of you to know I am proud of the relationship and partnership I have built with your city council. As a former councilmember, I understand and respect the role council plays in ensuring you have a responsive and effective government. As elected officials, we are all committed to delivering excellent service through innovation and collaboration.

Our goal is to ensure that all residents experience this every time they interact with a city employee.

I welcome invites and opportunities to be present and connect with the wide range of social and cultural groups here in Renton, and there are several ways to get involved with the city in volunteer capacities or have a direct conversation about issues or concerns. To keep informed on the most up-to-date news and information, I publish a weekly digital newsletter, information is available on the Mayor’s page on Facebook, on television via our public access Channel 21, and our website is also an excellent source of information.


October 24, 2023 - Statement from Renton Mayor on Safety for All Residents

March 31, 2023 - Senseless Acts of Violence in Nashville Tennessee


June 29, 2023 - Mayor Armondo Pavone earns Certificate of Municipal Leadership from Association of Washington Cities

February 9, 2023 - Mayor Armondo Pavone appointed to Sound Cities Association Board of Directors

2023 State of the City 

Cover Image for the March 24, 2023 edition of the Mayor's Update

On March 21, I delivered the first State of the City address since 2019. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you could not be there, I hope you'll watch the address and see all the city's accomplishments and what impactful and exciting new ideas and projects we have planned for this year and beyond.

2023 State of the City Address

With Captioning

I'm proud to say Renton has emerged from the effects of COVID as a shining example of how a community comes together, meets hardships head-on, and refines and grows from those pressures. We were also reminded of our strengths as an organization and opportunities for growth.

Our success would not be possible without the efforts of our hard-working City Councilmembers: Council President Valerie O'Halloran and Councilmembers Ryan McIrvin, Ruth Pérez, Ed Prince, Kim-Khánh Văn, Carmen Rivera, and James Alberson, Jr.

And the leadership of our department administrators plays a crucial role in our success. They partner with their talented staff of over 600 who work to improve our community daily.

It also takes you. By volunteering your time and talents on dozens of community boards, committees, commissions, and other volunteer experiences, we have a genuinely representative government. Your diverse viewpoints, experiences, and perspectives help us define city policies and keep us focused on the efficient and effective delivery of services.

Together, councilmembers, staff, and community work to support our vision for Renton:

Renton is the center of opportunity in the
Puget Sound Region, where families and businesses thrive.

  • It means we focus on providing the best service possible to our residents.

  • It means we provide tools to ensure opportunity for all and listen to diverse audiences' needs.

  • It means we ensure a safe and healthy environment.

  • It means we pursue bringing good jobs, new employers, and diverse housing options to the City of Renton.

To bring that vision to life, we clearly align our intentions with our mission statement:

The City of Renton, in partnership and communication
with residents, businesses, and schools, is dedicated to:

  • Provide a safe, healthy, vibrant community.

  • Promote economic vitality and strategically position Renton for the future.

  • Support planned growth and influence decisions to foster environmental sustainability.

  • Build an inclusive, informed city with equitable outcomes for all in support of social, economic, and racial justice.

  • Meet service demands and provide high-quality customer service with measurable outcomes.

My State of the City address detailed how we've focused on keeping that vision and mission a reality while responding to and anticipating your needs.

Our work to make Renton the best place to live, work and do business is continuous. You can help us tackle complex and involved challenges by attending council meetings, joining a board or committee, and getting involved through our numerous volunteer opportunities. These are the best ways to become an active participant in local government.

Please contact my office anytime or email [email protected] with your thoughts, comments, questions, or concerns. 

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